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Transitioning back to work: A discussion in compassionate leadership

September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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About this Event:

Companies and their employees continue to face a variety of challenges and feelings when it comes to returning to in-person work. Employers will have to create new policies or tweak existing ones to help adapt. Leaders will be faced with related challenges as more companies are:

  • Crafting their plan for a return to in-person work,
  • Considering hybrid models, or
  • Continuing to work remotely.

Innovation Guelph will be hosting a panel of CEOs to hear their perspectives and how important it is to be a compassionate leader through these conversations and what we should consider.

Come with ready with questions or submit a question ahead of time when you register!

Register for this event here:   Zoom registration link.



David Boone, CEO of Staples Canada

David Boone is CEO of Staples Canada, The Working and Learning Company. He is responsible for the company’s retail and online operations, overseeing more than 300 stores, staples.ca and its 10,000 associates. David is an experienced leader with a wealth of knowledge across multiple functional areas that include merchandising, marketing, data analytics and operations.

Website: staples.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidboonestaples/

Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances

Jim Estill is CEO of Danby Appliances. Danby Appliances is a niche manufacturer of specialty appliances, which manufactures and distributes over 2,000,000 appliances per year. Jim Estill is leveraging his tech background to create new markets and products for Danby such as the Danby Parcel Guard. Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. He started his first computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university and grew that business to $2 Billion in sales. Jim has invested in, mentored, and advised over 150 technology companies including Blackberry. He joined their board before they went public and served for 13 years.

Website: danby.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimestill/

Anne Toner Fung, CEO, Innovation Guelph

Anne Toner Fung is the CEO of Innovation Guelph, which has been supporting entrepreneurs and companies since 2010 through mentorship, business support programs, and services. A lifelong champion of entrepreneurship and an engaged economic empowerment leader, Anne’s experience includes more than 20 years of business and organizational development in the private and not-for-profit sectors. A former business owner, management executive, co-founder and angel investor, Anne has experienced business and social enterprise from all sides.

Website: innovationguelph.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annetonerfung/


September 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:




Innovation Guelph

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